No decent transfer guys with 1 or 2 years of eligibility was going to waste a year to come to KSU to play this meaningless awful schedule..Zero, none, nada...
We redshirted all the freshman who were recruited for FBS, and 25 to 30 others that the coaches feel can contribute in FBS.
We are going to see 35-ish new faces next year, with at least half being these portal guys you are talking about..
Yes, Jax St hit the ground running with a ton of transfers and grad transfers whereas SHSU has struggled playing a bunch of redshirt freshman and true freshman. But, next year all these young players at SHSU will figure out how to win some of these super close loses, while Jax St will have to completely rebuild..To add, they will probably have to rebuild without RichRod since he is the ultimate job jumper and will no doubt be trying to find his next spot using this year's success..
KSU's approach seems to be a blend of the 2, hoping to be decent out of the gate but also have some continuity so every off-season doesn't bring a new rebuild..